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Bacon Grease Garlic Chicken

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My sister feels far away.. She recently told me that she doesn’t ever cook with oil, just bacon grease. And then she moved to a remote African island.

Me: What do you do if you run out of grease?
My sister: I cook more bacon.

Touché my sister. Touché.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (around 4 pounds)
  • 3 whole garlic bulbs
  • 2 tablespoons leftover bacon grease
  • some leftover veggies (I had broccoli)
  • 1/4 cup leftover white wine (or the beginning of a bottle you are going to drink- no judgement)

The bacon got eaten for breakfast (almost all of it- stay tuned for chicken salad). Lather the grease all over the chicken (after you take out the gizzards-but save them for the stock).

Cut the top off of two of the intact garlic bulbs and stuff them into the chicken cavity with your veggies. Break up the third bulb into cloves and spread around the outside of the chicken. Pour in the wine.

Bake at 350 for 1hour and 15. Or at 425 for 1 hour if you want it darker.

Carve it, squeeze out the garlic from the individual cloves, pile it up on crackers, and save the carcass, garlic bulbs, and all that good pan juice for stock. I was not prepared for how good this was.

Touché.

May 23, 2014 Comments (0) Big Dishes, Meat

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